Parker 94/100 punten
Gerijpt gedurende 28 maanden op foeders, fruit is afkomstig uit het subgebied Serralunga, beroemd vanwege de aardse en geparfumeerde wijnen.
De wijngaard, 2,3 ha groot, is gelegen op een hoogte van 370 meter, in Serralunga d' Alba. De stokken in de wijngaard zijn aangeplant in de beging zestiger jaren.
The 2008 Barolo Margheria opens with a sweet, inviting bouquet redolent of hard candy, flowers, mint and licorice. Deceptively medium in body, the Margheria packs quite a bit of punch, even if that isn’t totally obvious at the outset. Layers of dark fruit flow through to a powerful, incisive finish laced with dried flowers and spices. The Margheria is notable for its intensity and textural depth. It is another super-classy wine from Azelia. For the Margheria the estate did not encourage fast malos by heating the cellar after the alcoholic fermentation. Instead, the malos were allowed to occur naturally the following spring, a much more traditional approach that worked beautifully. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028.
A sanguine red, with graphite and sawdust flavors accented by tea. This is taut and firms up on the finish, but the tea, tobacco and spice notes linger. Best from 2015 through 2027. 620 cases made. –BS